Waseca County, Minnesota

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My question is about a sugar maple tree in my yard. I suspect the tree may...

My question is about a sugar maple tree in my yard. I suspect the tree may have verticulum wilt and would like to know how to definitely diagnose the problem. This spring in early May some of the leaves began to curl and look scorched. The stress is seen on the edges of leaves as they brown and curl. I do not see grayish-white patches on the bole of the tree or its limbs as is sometimes noted with verticulum wilt. The scorching has progressed to the point that the entire tree, approx. 30-40 ft. tall and about 25 years old, is looking very stressed. It has lost perhaps 20% of its leaf cover with a large majority of the remaining foliage showing scorching. As I think back to past years, I can recall that there was some early color change and leaf loss on one portion of the tree, but as I stated, the entire tree seems to now be affected. This spring I also noticed a fairly large infestation of what I think was lacaneum scale. We were thinking about spraying for scale, but the tree is really too large to do so effectively. So that issue was just left alone. This maple is about 25 feet away from another much smaller red maple....the small tree shows no sign of any stress. Another 20 feet or so from the affected tree is an 8-year old buckeye and it looks great too. I'm not sure who to call in south central MN to help diagnose the problem. Then, if it is verticulum wilt, how long should I wait to see the damage? Do I want to wait another year? Complicating the matter is the fact that this is my 11-year old daughter's "pet" tree, Mabel. She climbs Mable daily and gets her solace from sitting in Mabel's branches. She is heartbroken with the thought that Mable may be dying. I will appreciate any and all advice!!

Waseca County MN almost 5 years ago

Is there hope for this evergreen?

Last fall this pine started to brown. Please see the picture. The trees surrounding it do not have this. Should I destroy this 15 year old tree or might it recover? Could it be a fire blight? I didn't think that affected evergreens.

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Waseca County MN about 3 years ago

My question is about a sugar maple tree in my yard. I suspect the tree may...

My question is about a sugar maple tree in my yard. I suspect the tree may have verticulum wilt and would like to know how to definitely diagnose the problem. This spring in early May some of the leaves began to curl and look scorched. The stress is seen on the edges of leaves as they brown and curl. I do not see grayish-white patches on the bole of the tree or its limbs as is sometimes noted with verticulum wilt. The scorching has progressed to the point that the entire tree, approx. 30-40 ft. tall and about 25 years old, is looking very stressed. It has lost perhaps 20% of its leaf cover with a large majority of the remaining foliage showing scorching. As I think back to past years, I can recall that there was some early color change and leaf loss on one portion of the tree, but as I stated, the entire tree seems to now be affected. This spring I also noticed a fairly large infestation of what I think was lacaneum scale. We were thinking about spraying for scale, but the tree is really too large to do so effectively. So that issue was just left alone. This maple is about 25 feet away from another much smaller red maple....the small tree shows no sign of any stress. Another 20 feet or so from the affected tree is an 8-year old buckeye and it looks great too. I'm not sure who to call in south central MN to help diagnose the problem. Then, if it is verticulum wilt, how long should I wait to see the damage? Do I want to wait another year? Complicating the matter is the fact that this is my 11-year old daughter's "pet" tree, Mabel. She climbs Mable daily and gets her solace from sitting in Mabel's branches. She is heartbroken with the thought that Mable may be dying. I will appreciate any and all advice!! Attached photos are from early May.

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Waseca County MN almost 5 years ago

Berry type?

Do you know what this berry is?

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Waseca County MN almost 5 years ago

dog spot

We have two dogs that frequent the same spot to urinate all winter long each spring I have to fence of a 10`by10` area in our lawn and re-seed. Is there anything I can do in the fall to prepare that area so it will survive the winter abuse? thank you in advance Lee w, Waseca

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Waseca County MN about 4 years ago

How Do I Prevent Potato Scabs?

I have attached pictures of the Red Pontiac potatoes I grew and harvested this year. The surface/skins don't look very good, but the insides seem to be okay. I have observed this condition for many years, but have not been able to resolve the issue. I tried different varieties of red and white potatoes, different fertilizer, different parts of the garden, etc. They all seem to have scabs that start to rot the potato. If I let them stay in the ground until October many of them will rot the whole potato. Can you diagnose the disease and tell me what to do to prevent it?

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Waseca County MN almost 3 years ago

I have a linden tree the appears to have a section of bark that has been...

I have a linden tree the appears to have a section of bark that has been eaten away. That section of the tree had a limb break off and left the bark exposed several years ago. Now the exposed section looks like it is being eaten away and small holes are appearing 1-2 inches in diameter. Also, there are mushrooms growing around the area. Can this be fixed and will I loose this tree??

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Waseca County MN about 5 years ago

Green clover moths

We have hundreds of green clover moths in our yard. They are on our screens, in the bushes and trees and on the siding. We have never seen this many before and I am wondering if they are harmful to any plants or trees and what we should do to get rid of the.

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Waseca County MN over 4 years ago

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